Counseling is a joint effort which cannot be successful without your hard work and courage. My approach is warm and relational fostering self-expression and enhancing coping strategies. The arts and creative process are incorporated to strengthen a sense of self and emotional well-being. Both Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral strategies are collaborative by nature and through these modalities I will guide you to the answers you hold within, allowing natural healing through the power of therapy.
I specialize in Personality Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and am a Behavior Therapy Training Institute Graduate. My profile can be found on the International OCD foundation website. Exposure Response Prevention and Acceptance Commitment Therapy are both effective treatments for a variety of anxiety disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy which is an effective evidence based treatment for persons who have difficulty managing their emotions and behaviors.
Call or Email Karen Alonso for a free phone consultation now - (714) 643-8850


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Chapman University
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: MFC 51628 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $200
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check


  • Borderline Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • ACT
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • ERP


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2015
Karen Alonso, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Costa Mesa

Karen Alonso

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT